Sunday, August 1, 2010

Mendocino Red Tail Ale

Type: Amber Ale
Origin: Ukiah, CA
Price: $3.29 per 22 oz

This is the flagship beer for Mendocino Brewing Company and I can definitely see why. Everything about it is complex enough to make the snobs feel special, but not too powerful to throw off the everyday beer drinker. The smell is of good citrus hops like a wheat beer (probably due to the bottle conditioning), but the taste is of bittersweet nuttiness, trending it closer to a brown ale. I have nothing snarky to say about it, except the bird on the bottle isn't manly enough. I think they should replace it with this:

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